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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yael8376

experience points

If I get 10 points exactly for every lesson I finish, how come there are people who get 357 or 948 points? where can I get points which are not 10 or nothing? I always have like 290 or 360 something ending with "0"...

what do I miss? where can I find it?

September 4, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/satishvc

The timed practice test (invoked by clicking on the Strengthen button in the Home screen on the web page) can give you XP in single units.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NtateNarin

Also, for certain languages, sometime you are offered a small test and are given like 5 lingots (if I remember correctly, as this doesn't happen often). I see this test pop up in my Spanish lessons and my French to English lessons.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yael8376

I also have this one but it gives 5... :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yael8376

I have been trying :( no timed practice, only a regular one in the Strengthen button :( (the one under the graph on the home page on the web?)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/satishvc

That's correct (i.e. the one under the graph ...). If you don't get a "Timed Practice" option, then you likely have not bought Timed Practice skill from the Lingot Store. Head over to there and see if you're eligible to buy it. I forget now, but it cost something like 10 or 25 lingots to buy it when I did almost three years ago.

Frankly, though, you don't need it (unless you want to test yourself in a timed fashion) nor do you have to worry about your scores being multiples of 10. None of that matters as long as you are learning your target language.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yael8376

thank you! now I got it :)

I don't need it. I just wondered what do I miss :-D

I study for over a year, only with DO, every day. I understand reading pretty well but I tried to watch spanish children T.V shows and didn't understand anything... I thought maybe I miss something.

thank you!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/satishvc

Thanks for letting me know. Glad you figured it out and happy to help. Good luck with your learning!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vanmathi5

It's because people do timedpractice and bots too. Timed practice will only give points for the right ones whereas bots only gives points for good comments.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pippipippip

On my app (android), I don't always get only 10 points when I learn a new skill. Sometimes I get 10 points plus a 3 or 4 point bonus. I'm not sure why, I think it's for getting lots of correct answers in a row. I never get this bonus when I do the same practices on the website.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LiaSchr

Chatting with the bots (mobile only) also gives me XP that doesn't end in 0.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yael8376

how do I get to chat with them? I use mostly the mobile, have not seen that..

(bot=robot? English is not my first language)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LiaSchr

Do you use iOS or Android? I don't know if it's available for both, but I use iOS. There's a tab at the bottom of the screen that will take you to what they call "bots" (which I assume is short for robots) and you can chat with them. The conversations are preprogrammed, but they're pretty useful.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeeBrownst1

When immersion was available, it added XP in small quantities.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BLRT2000

I've noticed that in the app, you can get a few extra points if you keep answering all (or just some) questions correctly without any mistakes.

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